Bank holiday closures

All our libraries and community centres will be closed on Monday 26 August 2019. 


Events, news and reading

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We work in partnership with national and local organisations to bring you a range of exciting activities and initiatives to support reading, learning and community life in Leicester.

Further information




Book news - monthly newsletter

Book news - monthly newsletter

Our monthly newsletter has information about events, activities and the exciting books we have on our shelves. If you would like to subscribe to receive this by email, please ask at your local library or read it online using the 'Read our newsletter' button.
Read our newsletter (PDF)

Festival of Learning

This is an annual national initiative to promote lifelong learning. We offer a range of taster sessions in most of our libraries and publish a brochure of events and activities in the run up to the week each year.

To find out more information please see the national website: Festival of Learning.

Everybody's Reading

Everybody’s Reading is a nine-day festival of all things reading related. We have many events taking place in libraries and community centres across the city as part of the festival.

More information about the festival is available on our Everybody's Reading link under the 'quick links' above.

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Events and activities for children and young people

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Reading groups 

A reading group is an exciting opportunity to get together with others to try authors and titles you might not have considered and share your thoughts about books. For further details, visit our reading groups section. 


We frequently produce booklists to help our members find the books they love. Lists we have produced have including crime fiction, great books for 11+ year olds and 'ghostly and gruesome'. We aim to give our readers a sample of the great books we have. 

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